Six Months of ‘The Bible in a Year’| National Catholic Register

The Register recently caught up with Father Mike Schmitz about his popular podcast focused on daily Bible reading. How has it changed lives and hearts over the past six months?  “The Bible in a Year” made a big splash when it arrived on the podcast scene in January. How is it doing now?  So well: God is doing incredible things with this podcast! It’s still high in the podcasting charts — we just passed 85 million downloads — and there are hundreds of thousands of people tuning in each day. So many people are doing this Bible in a Year journey together. It’s incredibly moving!  How has spending so much time in the word of God changed you over the past six months?  My life had always been marked by reading the Bible on a daily basis, in one way or another. Whether through following the Lectionary or by researching for teaching and preaching opportunities, I’ve read the Bible every day for many years.  But this kind of reading has been incredible. While I am so grateful for the Lectionary, there are times when we miss crucial details to the stories of the Scriptures. Even more, by entering into the word of God in a kind of “piecemeal” way, it can become more difficult to capture “The Story” … the overarching story of what God has done and is doing with his people. I’ve been moved more and more to see the “Big-Picture Story” by being on this journey. 

Six Months of ‘The Bible in a Year’| National Catholic Register

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